Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Cork City.
I provide a professional, private and confidential counselling service in a warm, comfortable room in Cork City.
I work with Adults, Adolescents (age 15 and over) and Couples.
Why Consider Counselling?
Counselling can help you find relief from emotional pain. You may be struggling to cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or unease.
These feelings may be triggered by a significant life event such as a bereavement, illness, relationship breakup, work stress or trauma. They may relate to a life transition such as starting college, moving location or retiring. Often you may not be able to identify any clear cause for your sadness or anxiety, however it may be making your life seem more like an endurance test rather than a journey of possibilities.
Often people come to counselling with the following questions and statements:
Why do I feel this way?
I just can’t move on.
I can’t cope.
There is something missing from my life.
Am I normal?
Why can’t I get out of this vicious cycle?
No one can understand.
I feel so alone.
What’s the point?
Working with a counsellor and psychotherapist can help you work through these questions and difficulties.
Who Does Counselling Help?
Counselling can help you if you are experiencing the following:
– Panic Attacks
– Work Stress
– Suicidal Thoughts
– Relationship Difficulties
– Low Self Confidence
– Self Harm
– Abuse (current or childhood)
– Coping with Illness
– Difficulty with conflict
This is not an exhaustive list. You are the best judge of yourself. If you are struggling to cope or feel that you are not living life to your full potential then counselling may be of benefit to you.
How does Counselling help?
Counselling helps by giving you a space where you can talk openly and confidentially about what is troubling you. You will not be judged in any way and your concerns will be talked through and explored respectfully.
Counselling enables you to explore your troubles and difficulties and allows you to be more in tune with yourself. It helps you work out who you are and what you want from your life. It will give you a new perspective and uncover new ways of coping and of living a more fulfilled life.
Relationships often go through difficult periods. This may be prompted by a life event or come about over time due to differences between the couple. Most often the struggles arise from how couples deal with their differences. Counselling helps to firstly understand how the difficulties arise and then assists the couple to find more effective ways of relating. Click here for more details on couples counselling.
I work with adolescents aged 15 and over. The transition between being a child and becoming an adult can be a challenging time. It can bring external struggles for example relationships with family and friends, exam pressures, bullying etc. It also brings internal struggles around identity, image and confusing thoughts and feelings.
The adolescent psychotherapy approach that I work with is to include both parents (where possible) in the first session and possibly for some sessions after that as well as seeing the adolescent individually.
It is normal to be unsure or nervous about making the decision to attend counselling.
Even though many people get help from counselling often it is not openly spoken about so it can be difficult to get information about other people’s experiences. If you are unsure I am happy to meet with you for a free, no obligation, half hour consultation to explore if counselling may be of benefit to you. Alternatively if you are ready to start counselling you can book in for a full appointment.
McHugh House Counselling Rooms
82 Grand Parade
Phone: 086 389 3745